Kaduna, Nigeria, Sep 30, 2021 / 04:30 am
A Catholic priest has described last Sunday’s attacks on villages in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna State as a “massacre” against native people, many of whom are Christian.
An estimated 49 people, including women and children, were killed in a two-hour-long attack by Muslim Fulani herdsman who “came in large numbers and began shooting at anything on sight,” according to the priest, who spoke to Middle Belt Times on condition of anonymity because he serves in the region.
“We have counted 30 dead bodies, mostly women and children, three still missing, while five are receiving treatment in the hospital,” he told the Nigerian news website.
The priest said that at least 20 houses were burned down in the attack, reported ACI Africa, CNA’s African news partner.